Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

Australian Government Goes Mad On New “iPad 4G” Misleading Name

Many of you may have already lots of objections with the newly released Apple’s third-generation iPad, which is firstly, named as “the New iPad”, and many users didn’t like the concept of Apple behind this name, as it sounds weird to the users, and as well to the marketers. However, its just the first objection users have in the new iPad marketing. It is reported that the new iPad is capable of connecting with 4G LTE network, but not world-wide only with the US and Canada carriers.

The new iPad is only a 4G LTE device for the US and Canada users, and for the rest of the world it is just another 3G device with some advanced network protocols to connect with advanced network data networks. But it seems that communication regulators across the world is not happy from the Apple’s aggressive advertising of the new iPad as 4G device, while it is only for the US and Canada users. We are now hearing via TheNextWeb; the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission are  now moving ahead to file a lawsuit against the Apple in the next couple of hours regarding the “misleading” New iPad “WiFi + 4G” advertising.  Well, that’s not surprising for us, as we are hearing similar cases from different regions to file a case against Apple over the new iPad marketing.

As we have told you above in the post that the new iPad wireless version is only compatible with the United States, and Canadian carriers over 4G networking, while the wireless version works as 3G around the world. But, before going into details we want to tell you that Apple has already stated the actual working process and connectivity compatibility of the next-generation iPad on the buy page, and states clearly that it only works with US and Canada carriers for 4G networking:

“The iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G model can roam worldwide on fast GSM/UMTS networks, including HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA. When you travel internationally, you can use a micro-SIM card from a local carrier. You can also connect to the 4G LTE networks of AT&T and Verizon in the U.S. and Bell, Rogers, and Telus in Canada.”

However, the ACCC believes that the new iPad cannot connect with 4G LTE networks in Australia, and therefore, Apple has no right to state its new tablet as “iPad WiFi + 4G” in Australia region, as it is misleading and inaccurate. According to the report from media, the ACCC is planning to file a case against Apple, and expecting injunctions, penalties, corrective advertising and even refunds to consumers by Apple, who were misled by the inaccurate advertising campaigns.